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If possible get from the public library a book on Boy Scouts or Camp-Fire Girls. Bring it to school and either tell or read parts of it to your classmates.
XIII. CHAPTER TEST
Find a picture that you like. Bring it to school and write the story it tells you. Try to choose words that will tell exactly what you mean.
Be careful in your use of capitals and marks of punctuation.
RHYMES; WRITTEN REPRODUCTIONS; SPEAKING
QUOTATIONS AND CAPITALS
Note to the teacher: Do not forget that the teachers' Manual was made to be used hand in hand with the pupils' book. The latter is not complete without the former.
I. STUDYING A FABLE IN RHYME
The Ant and the Cricket
Not a crumb to be found
Not a leaf on the tree.
At last by starvation and famine made bold,
Him shelter from rain;
He'd repay it tomorrow;
Said the ant to the cricket : “ I'm your servant and
friend, But we ants never borrow, we ants never lend; But tell me, dear sir, did you lay nothing by When the weather was warm?" Said the cricket : “Not I.
My heart was so light
“ You sang, sir, you say?
Thus ending, he hastily lifted the wicket
The divisions of a poem are called stanzas. How many stanzas are in this poem about the ant and the cricket?
How many lines are in the first stanza?
STUDYING A FABLE IN RHYME
The first word in every line of poetry begins with a capital letter.
In the eighth line of the second stanza is the contraction "he'd." Read this line.
"He'd” is a contraction of he would. The apostrophe (') takes the place of what omitted letters?
In the first line of the third stanza, what contraction do you find?
What words have been contracted ?
Read the words of the ant in the first four lines of the third stanza.
To whom is the ant speaking ?
How are the words “dear sir" separated from the rest of the sentence?
Read the eighth line in the third stanza.
How is "sir” separated from the rest of the sentence?
You have already learned that the name of the person spoken to, or addressed, is always separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.
When the name comes in the middle of the sentence, as :
“But tell me, dear sir, did you lay nothing by when the weather was warm?”
two commas are necessary - one to separate the name from the first part of the sentence and one to separate it from the last part.
When the name of the person addressed comes at the beginning or at the end of a sentence, only one comma is needed, as :
Read the third line in the last stanza.
The moral of the fable is found in the last line. Read it.
II. SPEAKING WORDS CLEARLY
1. Read the following groups of words, saying “to” clearly. Pronounce it just as you pronounce oo in the word look.
to be found